Difficulty sitting in fitted dress??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m curious about this one too, hopefully someone responds.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am having the exact same issues with my dress. Following to see if someone has a solution.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My dress was like that, it was quite fitted and the boning made it hard to sit, when I first sat down at the reception it was noticeably tight for me, but after that I forgot about it and it became a bit easier to sit. I was really worried about it but if I were you I wouldn’t stress about it at all

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My dress was very fitted, but it didn’t have boning. It was more of a slip dress.

 

It was a little tight at first when sitting, but the more I moved around in it, the more is losened up. Didn’t have any problems sitting or dancing.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Newbee

I had a fitted dress with boning, and was concerned about this as well because I would sit down during my fittings and would feel like the dress would rip in the hips.  The seamstress who did my alterations reassured me that the dress would “break-in” and it would become more comfortable to move and sit in the longer I had it on.  Sure enough she was completely right and was sitting and standing and dancing and eating and running around with no problem at my wedding.  Also, the boning was nice because it helped me sit up nice and straight at all times.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My first dress was a fit & flare.  The question I had was how to yank it up to use the restroom when it was fitted through the thighs with lots of poof at the bottom.  I’m curious as to how that works…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@pinksprinkles:  The key to this will be alterations.  Yes, your dress will loosen as the night progresses but, when the dress is fitted to you, you need to be able to sit and stand without fear of ripping it.  Good news it, I doubt you will have much opportunity to sit that day anyway!

I ordered my dress with a lace up corsette back so I can adjust throughout the evening though.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My gown is a fit and flare and when I went to pick it up last week she had me sit down and make sure I was comfortable. It was tight but not uncomfortable, mostly the boning just made it so that I had to sit up straight, which isn’t really a bad thing. She said the dress will loosen up over the course of the day too.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@pinksprinkles:  i have the same issue with my dress, but no boning. I decided to have a second dress after cake cutting (before reception). Plus I want to keep the dress in good condition for day after formal shoot. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Posting to follow. My dress is currently in alterations and I am concerned about this as well…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have to chime in to say that honestly, during your wedding you probably won’t sit that much! 🙂

We hardly had time to sit, eat, or do anything other than visit, mingle, and dance! 🙂

Post # 16
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Newbee

My sister just got married wearing 1923. She wanted it very fitted and had it altered to be so 🙂 She didn’t have any problems moving around in it or sitting for dinner that night. Although at a wedding you don’t get much time to sit. But I never heard her say anything about it being uncomfortable. Good Luck!

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